Israel accused Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergeĭ Viklov on Monday (May 2) of suggesting that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had Jewish roots and demanded an apology from Moscow.
Israeli Foreign Ministry Yair Lapid said the Russian ambassador would be summoned for “severe talks” about the comments that Viklov made in an interview with Italian television on Sunday (May 1).
“This is an unforgivable, scandalous statement, and of course a terrible historical mistake, and I’m hoping for an apology,” Rapid told the Ynet News website.
There was no immediate comment from the Russian Embassy.
During an interview with Italy’s Rete 4 channel, Viklov argued how Russia could argue that Ukraine needed to be “blamed” when the country’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, was Jewish. I was asked.
“It doesn’t make any sense because I think Hitler also had a Jewish origin when they said,’If we are Jews, what kind of interpretation is this?'” Said Viklov through an Italian interpreter.
“For a long time we’ve heard wise Jews say that the greatest anti-Semites are the Jews themselves,” he added.
Israeli President Yad Vashem’s Dani Dayan, in memory of the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust, called Viklov’s remarks “false .. sneaky” and “considered the strongest condemnation.” is.
“He’s basically engaged in the Holocaust reversal, making the Holocaust victims the perpetrators, which is unforgivable,” Dayan told Reuters.
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